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Boogie Nights 2004
Boogie Nights 2004

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Challenge: June Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: Jun 23, 2004
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Fashion
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2004

Many thanks to my friend Gil for inviting me to shoot on location at the Millenium nightclub. Thanks are also in order to my good friend Mario for making this outfit at the last minute on request for my special project. Thanks also to Bianca for her marvelous poses that never scease to amaze me after all these years of shooting together.

This shot was done with a 18-35mm lense set at 18mm to add to the dramatic effect of the pose and scene. The good old water-on-the-ground-trick was used to add a visual punch to the image. Two flash heads used: one for the backlight (unfortunately we see it at the left of the head) and one key light on the right(flash was pointing at a golden reflector to add hot color to the skin). The neons in the back are Cinema Daylight Neons (otherwise they would register orange in the shot).

POSTPROD: Burning done in the background to get rid of annoying details in the shadowy walls and ceiling behind the neons. Ideally, the use of a huge black drape would have been better, but I didn't have a 100 foot square black sheet with me... and that's pretty much what would have been needed to get the desired effect.

I don't know if it is fair to present this shot on DPC. In theory, a shoot like this costs a lot of money to produce and obviously I didn't set this shoot for DPC. BUT, the challenge does mention to submit our best photograph taken during June of 2004... So, here it is. One of the bests I shot this month, I think...


Place: 35 out of 384
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Votes: 202
Comments: 17
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08/15/2005 03:04:57 PM
This is outrageously cool! Excellent...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2004 09:49:55 PM
Whoa, crazy outfit, man... Nice shot. The hot spots by her right hand and at her waist are a bit of a distraction, but otherwise a very cool image.
07/07/2004 05:29:37 PM
Not necessarily my type of shot, but well done nonetheless (as usual = )
07/06/2004 11:58:45 PM
great lighting and colors. if I had to guess, I would say this is DrJOnes. 9
07/06/2004 01:34:58 PM
You'll have to post the story on this one!
07/05/2004 09:48:26 PM
If this isn't a DrJOnes shot, I don't know what is.
07/02/2004 11:36:31 PM
Well done, 8
07/02/2004 02:27:37 PM
I love this shot. It conveys the ttle perfectly. Great pose, background and light. The only thing I find not perfect is the light shining through her hair. If it is supposed to convey a spot light, I think it would have been better to have it coming from a side or other wise showing what it is. Because all the background it black I think it is a distraction as it is. 9
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07/02/2004 02:07:28 PM
Would be a great pic to publish in a music magazine.
07/01/2004 09:40:18 PM
great photo. I think any photo risking a camel toe gets an extra 2 points. You have got style, pizazz and good luck scoring with the subject.
07/01/2004 06:52:00 PM
Great color. Love the pose. Wish it were cropped in tighter to the model with less of the BG, but It's a visually interesting image as it is. Good work! :o)
07/01/2004 05:06:55 PM
love the colors and the feel of this photo
07/01/2004 09:31:01 AM
Great origional idea
well done
good luck, i hope this shot does well for you
07/01/2004 08:09:12 AM
Welcome back Dr. Jones....
07/01/2004 07:54:24 AM
Masterpice.. The only thing that is bothering my is this white ( some light source or dogetool?) spot on here left side,at the arms.. But that´s small detail compering to the hole... 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 04:52:02 AM
Love it. Exceptional model, obviously full of style, and great angle and lighting. 10
07/01/2004 01:16:50 AM
really good shot. the only nitpick i have is the light to the side of her head, but again that's just a nitpick. great work here!
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